The start of a new year is the perfect time to share a list of home-design trends, this one courtesy of Charter Homes & Neighborhoods in Lancaster, Pa. Here is Charter’s top five:
The Design Side
Long-time design editor Susan Bady blogs on the latest trends, ideas, and innovations in residential design
There are many awards programs for new-home design, but I contend that the best and the brightest is the Best in American Living Awards.
Everyone in the housing business recognizes that Bill Pulte is the founder of PulteGroup, in Atlanta.
Rendering: The Mini Lotus, courtesy Blu Homes
Photo: Chang Kyun Kim Photography
The documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at how Hollywood has treated L.A. over the years. The film was made in 2003 but has just now become available on DVD, no doubt due to the cumbersome copyright issues that filmmaker Thom Andersen had to overcome.
One of my favorite childhood memories is spending weekends at my grandparents’ bungalow in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., during the summer. The bungalow was one of many located a few blocks from the beach. It was nothing fancy—an eat-in kitchen and living room on the main level and bedrooms upstairs.
Small, infill multifamily projects like this one exemplify the tenets of Lean Urbanism, a growing movement that was born out of New Urbanism.
Photo: Anderson|Kim Architeture & Design